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East End is on fire these days with new restaurants and bars popping up all over town. The newest drinking den to grace the streets of Dalston is Ruby’s located in the basement of 76 Stoke Newington Road. We first spotted the bar when we attended The Superette pop-up there and were impressed by it’s Victorian style speak-easy interiors apposed to the usual industrial/half finished basement bars along this road.

On Thursday we went back for the opening night and are happy to report that the drinks are just as good as the decor  – Ruby’s is all fur coat and knickers! The drinks menu features 5 very different cocktails, a selection of wines, three beers and spirits. We’d recommend the fruity Blackberry Mojito served in an original 1940’s Manchester milk bottle – a combination of rum, chambord, blackberries, mint lime and soda. Or the Passionfruit Bison Vodka Julep with bison grass vodka, creme de peche, passionfruit, apple juice and mint served in a tin cup a’la war style!

Cocktails come in at £8, wine from £5 and beers £4. We have to say we’re pretty darn pleased that Dalston has gone and got itself a great cocktail joint, and it’s only 5 minutes from our HQ. Just look for the cinema sign which says “nothing to see here” there clearly is!

Wed to Thurs 6-11pm, Fri & Sat 6pm – midnight.

76 Stoke Newington Road, N16

No website yet but look them up on twitter or facebook.